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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Why companies should invest in anti-poverty programmes

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by ROBIN BISHOP

    ... Robin Bishop Robin Bishop says community projects to tackle poverty are a natural fit for business, because they foster a healthier, wealthier society Good company The Commission ... entrepreneurs to create jobs for themselves, while contributing towards tackling this issue of poverty, an issue for all citizens of Hong Kong, at the same time. Robin Bishop is director of corporate ...

  2. News - World - RELIGION

    Church heads for critical vote on women bishops

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 02:00pm

    ... vote on the ordination of women as bishops – a notion that still splits its members into rival camps. The church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, a Protestant denomination that is deeply divided on issues of gender and sexuality. The church’s 470-member National Assembly is to vote on Tuesday on the question of ordaining women as bishops; to be approved, all three houses ...

  3. News - World - RELIGION

    Kate Kelly, leader of Mormon women group, says she is excommunicated from Church

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:01am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Los Angeles The Mormon church has ex-communicated the founder of a prominent women’s group for “conduct contrary” to its laws and order, according to an email cited Monday by the woman involved. Kate Kelly, a founder of Ordain Women, said in a blog that she had been informed of her ouster after an all-male panel held a disciplinary trial over her case ...

  4. News - World

    Church of England lost credibility on women bishops

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 09:36pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London The Church of England has “undoubtedly” lost credibility after voting to reject the appointment of women bishops, its leader the Archbishop of Canterbury ... if a parish rejected her authority. But some supporters of women bishops voted against the proposal as they felt this plan was a messy compromise. The Church of England will not formally be able raise ...

  5. News - World - RELIGION

    Church of England votes against women bishops

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... rejects women bishops The Church of England has "undoubtedly" lost credibility, its leader said yesterday, after the mother church of millions of Anglicans worldwide narrowly rejected the appointment of women bishops. The outcome of the vote, which followed years of wrangling between traditionalists and liberals, triggered turmoil and set back efforts to modernise the church. In its ...

  6. News - World - RELIGION

    Church of England rejects legislation on women bishops

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 03:21am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London The Church of England voted on Tuesday against allowing women bishops after it failed to win the support of enough lay members for the reform, leaving the Church facing ... The vote among lay members fell short by just four votes. “It’s crushing for morale, senior women clergy must feel despondent and most bishops and most clergy male or female feel hugely sad ...

  7. News - World

    Africa appoints first woman Anglican bishop

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mbabane, Swaziland First woman bishop in Africa 'answers the call' While the Church of England wrings its hands over the appointment of women bishops ... dramatic or contentious. Her enthronement as Anglican bishop of the Diocese of Swaziland came in the week the Anglicans' mother church, the Church of England, voted not to allow women bishops ...

  8. News - World

    Pope names eight sex abuse panel members; half women, one victim

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City Half of eight-member panel are women; one was assaulted by a priest as a child Pope names sex abuse commission members Pope Francis has named the initial ... are women, and one was assaulted by a priest as a child. The eight members were announced after Francis came under fire from victims' groups for a perceived lack of attention to the abuse ...

  9. News - World - RELIGION

    New Anglican leader Justin Welby backs women bishops

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Justin Welby also promises rethink on gay marriage while tackling divisive issues New Anglican leader backs women bishops The new leader of the world's Anglicans said yesterday he backed women bishops and would examine his thinking on gay marriage, tackling issues that have divided followers across the world. Former oil executive Justin Welby ...

  10. News - World - RELIGION

    Church of England backs female bishops

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 04:10am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Vote by General Synod could lead to women being ordained by the end of next year Church of England backs female bishops The Church of England's governing body voted overwhelmingly in favour of female bishops yesterday, ending a 20-year impasse that could see women ordained as senior clergy by the end of 2014. A vote on a package of measures to endorse women bishops ...




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